Re: NTLK Re: PCMCIA Type II Adapter card and Compact Flash

From: Khaled (
Date: Sat May 27 2000 - 13:11:34 CDT

Oh, Paul, I would pay the $80 up front if that is what it takes to have
Compact Flash ATA on the Newton. MP3 ability would be excellent, storage?
why not. Oh, if it can be done... I will dream now....


Dr. Khaled Tewfik Saudi Arabia _______________________________ >From a Rocking Apple G3 Desktop

> From: Paul Guyot <> > Reply-To: > Date: Sat, 27 May 2000 07:43:35 +0200 > To: <> > Subject: Re: NTLK Re: PCMCIA Type II Adapter card and Compact Flash > <snip> > Here are the questions: > Who may be interested in an ATA interface to backup your data (plus > some specific applications such as MP3) and have ponctual > archive-like accesses? > Who may be interested in a full ATA support? (i.e. like a Newton Store) > considering that it won't be a good idea to have a very huge store. > (anyway, there is very likely a limit) and that if the driver > requires too low-level accesses, it would only be useful on MP2000, > and if it requires too much memory, on MP2100. > > After this question, consider how much you are ready to pay. > Initial fees (just to buy a card) is around 500 FF. ($80). > Development time (approx.): 3 months of full-time work. > > I came to think that it probably doesn't interest enough people, > especially considering that using the card as a store may never > happen. > > BTW, I still would like to get the Lantern DDK CD catalog, in order > to check what I currently miss. > > Regards, > > Paul > -- > P&M Consulting Newton Program > > *************************************** >

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